A few months ago there was a bit of a hoo-ha when Willard Foxton wrote a pretty ill judged article lambasting the clamour for kids to be taught how to code. Back then I started to write a post about why I think it would be useful for all people, not just kids, to be […]

As someone who has always been a little tentative when it comes to command line action I thought I’d share some of the commands I use regularly when I do foray into terminal-dom. Hopefully you’ll find them useful and they’ll help you become more productive from the command line.

I recently updated iTunes and was pleasantly surprised with what I found. I think Apple have done a good job refreshing it and choosing which features are the most important for users in 2012. It was about time they added fixed the play next stuff. However I had one issue, where had airplay gone?!

It’s the morning after the night before. London has woken up with a big slap on the back (and probably a hearty hangover too). The Paralympics were the “best ever”, the Olympics were awesome. London and the UK has done itself proud and I, for one, can say I feel very lucky to have experienced […]

This time of year is always good for reflection and forward thinking. I have been doing a lot of both recently, reviewing what I did and achieved in 2011 and looking forward and planning for 2012. Originally I was going to write a review of 2011 just like I wrote a review of 2010 at […]

This is a quick post that explains a technique for achieving semi-transparent backgrounds across all the main browser players, including Internet Explorer down to IE6. Part of a design I was recently working called for this so I thought I’d share my findings.

Today I learnt about another great HTML5 feature — Prefetching, which adds the capability for the browser to load pages before a user has requested them. Definitely one for the optimisation aficionados. In this post I’m going to explain what it is; what issues it has; and how I chose to implement it.

Another short one from me today. I have been very busy with work and moving flat recently which means I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like and as often as I’m suppose to give the rather simple rules of the postaweek 2011 challenge. I fell behind whilst away and haven’t been […]

Last week, 2 years after most people, I joined Foursquare. People that know me know I have never been a big advocate of foursquare, and for that reason I feel I need to write this post about why I have joined it and about how I intend to use it.

On Saturday I attended UX Camp London, my first BarCamp type event, and had a thoroughly entertaining and interesting time. Loads of interesting UXers turned up, delivered interesting talks and held fascinating discussions.